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Recall - 3M Screen and Keyboard Cleaner CL680

Web posted on June 16, 2014

This voluntary recall involves 3MTM Screen and Keyboard Cleaner CL680; identified by UPC number 00021200529580. The cleaner is sold as part of a kit intended for external use on computer keyboards and screens. The kit contains cleaning fluid in a 35 mL pump spray container, six cleaning wipes, and an applicator.

Through testing of product samples, 3M recently discovered possible bacterial contamination of 3MTM Screen and Keyboard Cleaner CL680.

Neither 3M nor Health Canada has received any reports of consumer incidents or injuries related to the use of the cleaner and the potential risk for healthy individuals is considered very low.

However, there are susceptible populations such as people with compromised immune systems or individuals with structural lung issues where contact with the bacteria may cause infection. The bacteria discovered, Burkholderia cepacia, is widespread and commonly found in environments such as soil, vegetables and roots from different plants, and surfaces.

The recalled product was sold from 2003 through May 2014. Approximately 25,170 units of the recalled product were distributed by 3M Canada Company to distributors and retailers across Canada.

The affected product was manufactured in Taiwan and distributed through 3M Canada Company, London, Ontario.

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled cleaner and contact 3M Canada by telephone at 1-800-364-3577 for return and reimbursement instructions.

Consumers who do not wish to return the product should dispose of it according to Municipal Hazardous Waste Guidelines due to the chemical nature of the product.


For more information on this or other Health Canada consumer product advisories, warnings, and recalls, visit the website at hc-sc.gc.ca.

To report consumer product incidents to Health Canada, visit the website for reporting instructions.

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